Lesbian Bar Doc Marie’s Is Reopening Following Its Troubled Start

Earlier this summer, Doc Marie’s, the hotly anticipated self-identified lesbian bar “for everyone” opened its doors to Portland’s queer community before closing the very next day. Following the grand opening, two managers quit and a group of anonymous employees formed a workers’ collective, the Oregonian reports.

Employees alleged mismanagement from the bar’s owners, Olga Bichko and Nikki Ferry, both of whom did not have prior experience in the food industry or running a business. Among their concerns: a building leak which affected patrons, employees being underpaid or not compensated, “unprofessional and unsafe behavior,” as well as ownership’s failure to address the issues. Via Instagram, the collective demanded Bichko turn

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